Ulva Lactuca – Marine Biopeptide
This unique sea plant is known to help inhibit enzymes called elastase whose mission is to destroy elastin. UV exposure activates that enzyme. Perfect to preserve elasticity.
Our proprietary blend of these EcoCert seaweeds provides hydrating, nourishing, and anti-oxidant properties. Natural sources of 12 vitamins including B12, C, E, K and Beta Carotene, 18 amino acids, and 42 trace elements. Essential fatty acids help maintain the skin barrier while Alginic Acid – a polysaccharide – helps to lock moisture into the skin. Known to help increase cell proliferation.
Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) – Red Algae
Derived from red algae known as Irish Moss (Chondrus Crispus), Carrageenan is a gel with excellent emollient properties.
Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid)
Extremely moisturizing to the skin. Natural moisturizing polysaccharide present in the skin. Is known to hold 100x its weight in water. Has an important role in wound healing and tissue repair.
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
The seed of the grape plant (Vitis vinifera) yields a fine textured, linoleic-rich oil which has been shown to have strong antioxidant and anti-degenerative properties. Grape seed Oil is also one of several plant emollients that mimic the lipid content of the skin. It helps stabilize and maintain the structure of the skin’s complex inter-cellular matrix, preventing moisture loss and cell damage and promoting skin’s soft, smooth, healthy appearance.
A combination of retinol and palmitic acid, it is a form of vitamin A. It has been shown to protect the skin from UV exposure and as a potent antioxidant. Retinyl palmitate has also been known to accelerate cell renewal, stimulation collagen production and moisturize the skin.
Ginkgo Biloba Extract
An extract of Ginkgo Biloba. A sacred tree of the Chinese. It is renowned for its nourishing and rejuvenating properties and aids in circulation.
A natural skin moisturizer found in sebum, squalene has emollient properties that soften and soothe the skin. It also adds a layer of oil to the skin that helps prevent water loss and keep the skin soft. It has moisturizing properties that increase water retention and prevent dryness. With increase water retention, the skin appears to have reduced wrinkles and fine lines.
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract
This well-known desert plant is used for the gel inside the succulent leaves. Known for its anti-inflammatory, soothing, and healing properties. Also used for burns.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
The ingredient known for skin lightening benefits of the plant is Glabridin. Glabridin inhibits pigmentation by preventing tyrosinase activity without cytotoxicity. Also provides strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica Extract)
A natural plant known to help increase collagen growth and synthesis and promote connective tissue vascularization. It has been found to increase tensile strength of skin and promote rapid healing of skin. Gotu Kola has been found to stimulate dermal fibroblasts (connective tissue forming cells).
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
Extracted from the nuts of the Karite Tree, it nourishes skin with Vitamins A and E, while Vitamin F protects and rejuvenates. Shea Butter softens skin, treats stretch marks, evens skin tone, and is excellent for those who suffer from eczema.
Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract
Also known as Roman Chamomile. Extracts made from the daisy-like white and yellow heads of the Chamomile flowers. Used as an excellent skin soother and anti-inflammatory agent.
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract
Cucumber is widely known as a soothing, cooling and healing agent, but the essential oil of cucumber has even greater benefits. With vital fatty acids and anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin E and Zinc, cucumber oil protects the skin and aids in healing. Proteolytic enzymes refine the skin and help keep pores clean and clear.
Also known as Vitamin E, tocopherol is considered an antioxidant superstar. It protects the skin from damage caused by UV light and prevents the formation of free radicals.
Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract
Extracted from the white willow tree (Salix Alba). Helps with mild exfoliation of dead skin cells to reveal a more youthful complexion.
Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Extract
Soothes chemically stressed and UV exposed skin. Helps reduce redness and irritation.